Amanda Odorimah serves as the 2016-2017 Director of the Nelson Mandela International Negotiations Competition for National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”). In this role, she coordinates the Nelson Mandela International Negotiations Competition according to the INC Rules as created and edited by the National Director of the NMINC.
Ms. Odorimah is a native of Maryland. She graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. While at University of Maryland, Ms. Odorimah served as an active member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority and participated in other activities on campus. Ms. Odorimah went on to earn a Master of Education degree from the University of Maryland University College. Upon graduation, Ms. Odorimah worked for a non-profit organization, where she developed and implemented online and face-to-face professional development education programs.
She is currently a third-year student at the University of Baltimore (UB) School of Law, where she is the Local Bar Representative for the Student Bar Association. She is also a member of the UB Women’s Bar Association, the LaBrum chapter of Phi Alpha Delta and the Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society. Prior to joining NBLSA’s national board, Ms. Odorimah served as the Chair of the Awards Committee for the UB BLSA chapter.
In addition to her organizational leadership, Ms. Odorimah has interned for Judge Leo Green with the Prince George’s County Circuit Court. She also served as an intern for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office.